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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extensive current and historical information about land ownership and use in the United States.  The agency maintains cadastral survey and historical data on lands patented, along with information on the mineral estate, resource conditions, and permits or leases on Federal lands.

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Colorado Nevada Wyoming

Contacts - Mailing addresses, contacts, and phone numbers of Bureau of Land Management Cadastral Survey Offices.


Typically, BLM recruits potential surveyors through the Student Education Employment Program as Student Career Employment Program (SCEP) or Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) participants. On completion of the Land Surveyor Trainee component employees are converted to an entry level Cadastral Surveyor position. Promotion potential to the journeyman level and beyond comes quickly to the employee who remains flexible in their work location. This is your opportunity to become a member of the BLM family in an exciting and rewarding job with promotional opportunities and great benefits.



FGDC - - Federal Geographic Data Committee. The Federal Geographic Data Committee coordinates the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. (NSDI).

LSI - The Land Survey Information web site contains a collection of geographic information from the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Geographic Coordinate Data Base (GCDB) representing the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) of the United States. The Land Survey information is available to download free of charge.

LOC - Library of Congress. Also worth visiting is the American Memory page which provides a good digitial selection of maps.

NARA - Natioanal Archives and Records Administration, an independent Federal agency, is America's national recordkeeper. Their mission is to ensure ready access to the essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and the national experience.

NGS - The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) defines and manages the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS).

NILS - The National Integrated Land System (NILS) is a joint project between the BLM and the USDA Forest Service in partnership with the states, counties, and private industry to provide business solutions for the management of cadastral records and land parcel information in a Geographic Information System (GIS) environment.

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration. NOAA´s mission is to describe and predict changes in the Earth's environment, and conserve and wisely manage the Nation's coastal and marine resources.


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